— Keith Lyons (@520507) April 28, 2016
Bill shares eight lessons on “how to use data analytics effectively to improve performance”.
- Analytics must always be decision-driven not data-led or technique-led.
- Analytics can only be effective in organisations with an evidence-based culture.
- Analytics should result in data reduction rather than adding to data overload.
- Data analysis is a signal-extraction process.
- The most important data are the expert data created within an organisation.
- Analytics is not all about big data.
- Analytics is mostly exploratory and explanatory, seldom predictive.
- Effective analysts are humble servants who respect the experience and expertise of the end-users.
I am delighted Bill has shared these insights. I like the humility dimension of number 8 on this list. His list provide an excellent guide for students following the #UCSIA16 WikiEducator course.
They are particularly helpful in the capstone topic for the course.
Des Frawley, Athletics Carnival, Brisbane, 1952 (State Library of Queensland, no known copyright restrictions)